Halle Berry underrated movie recently released by Netflix

Halle Berry underrated movie recently released by Netflix

Synopsis

At this time, Halle Berry has demonstrated her ability to play a variety of roles in a variety of films. She's nearly as varied a performer as we have in Hollywood, and she's continued to make excellent, if not great, films that display her enormous talent over the years. So it's hardly surprising to learn that one of her films is getting traction on Netflix.

Halle Berry underrated movie recently released by Netflix
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At this time, Halle Berry has demonstrated her ability to play a variety of roles in a variety of films. She’s nearly as varied a performer as we have in Hollywood, and she’s continued to make excellent, if not great, films that display her enormous talent over the years. So it’s hardly surprising to learn that one of her films is getting traction on Netflix.

She has a large list of credits on her portfolio, and her films have a good track record. One of those films recently debuted on Netflix and is expected to have a strong run. In the United States, The Call is now accessible on Netflix, and this one should fit right in with what that audience seems to enjoy.

Halle Berry plays Jordan Turner, a 911 operator who was formerly one of the finest in the business at handling emergency calls. However, after a tragic encounter in which a victim died on the other end of the line, she has decided to take a step back and focus on training new 911 operators.

That is, until they receive a phone call from a young woman who has been abducted. Jordan begins a cat-and-mouse game to figure out the whereabouts of the young lady and the name of the kidnapper when she calls from the trunk of a car. Is it all connected to Jordan’s initial call that went wrong? The response is “of course,” since this is Hollywood.

Halle Berry can be seen in the trailer for The Call.

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This film follows some of the standard thriller beats. There’s a tight storyline that focuses on the kidnapping and the “clue-solving” mechanics, with Halle Berry as Jordan beginning to zero in on the girl’s whereabouts.

Of course, there’s the larger narrative tie-in that connects this call to the one that forced Jordan to remove his headset in the first place. In this way, the film is well-organized and focused.

But it primarily works because Halle Berry can hold her own on screen, and the premise is just credible enough (from a Hollywood standpoint) to keep the audience interested. To put it another way, this looks to be a Netflix hit.

There are a few additional notables in The Call’s ensemble, in addition to Halle Berry. To begin with, Abigail Breslin stars as Casey, a young woman who has been kidnapped. She’s convincing in the role, afraid but trying to get out of this complete disaster.

Then there’s Michael Eklund, who plays Michael, the kidnapping mastermind. It’s no coincidence that he frequently plays the frightening villain in his films and roles.

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He simply looks and acts the role, which is clearly demonstrated in this film. In supporting roles, Michael Imperioli and Morris Chestnut round out the cast.

Brad Anderson directed this Halle Berry film and has a history of directing thrillers throughout his career. Films like Fractures, The Machinist, Beirut, and Vanishing on 7th Street are also on his resume. He even directed an episode of Peacemaker called “Stop Dragon My Heart Around,” which aired recently.

When The Call first came out in theatres in 2013, it made a nice profit. It made well around $69 million in ticket sales on a budget of just $13 million (the film is pretty isolated). Some of this was due to Halle Berry’s star turn, but it was also due to the fact that tight thrillers like this tend to attract an audience.

Reviews weren’t necessarily on board at the time, with the film garnering just 44 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, however, even the harshest critics seemed to think Halle Berry performed admirably. It was some late-game silliness in the script that may have ultimately undone it.

Let’s see how Halle Berry and the rest of the cast fare in The Call on Netflix. Because of the leading actress and the thriller/mystery part of the plot, it’s no surprise that this one soars to the top of the rankings.

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